“Hey Mixmag readers! Tijs here checking in with you again – this time I’m blogging from Abu Dhabi, I have only been here for a few hours and I have already seen some awesome cars! I’m really looking forward to go on stage in a few hours. Finally I can make up for the gig that was cancelled at the end of last year! ‘Technical difficulties’ are a DJ’s worst enemy and sometimes these things are out of our control (Check last month’s blog for my run in with a burning speaker!)
So, you’re probably wondering what’s new in Tiësto land? Well I’ve been feeling high on life these past few weeks after you guys voted me as your Greatest DJ Of All Time. It’s a real honour and came as a complete shock to be voted among the other artists in the poll. It means so much to me, and I want to thank you all sincerely – I’ve recorded a special thank you video that you can watch above.
As usual this month has been incredibly busy, not just because of my rammed gig schedule, but also with the release my Katy Perry ‘E.T.’ remix and other tracks for which I’ve been getting loads of good feedback. I started off this week saying goodbye to NYC once again – the Big Apple really is pretty special to me for many reasons, not least because of the amazing fans and the Glo and Webster Hall gigs both rocked. As you may know from my recent blog posts I am a huge fan of the NFL. I was lucky enough to be in Dallas which was the host city for the game and I played a great show at Ghost Bar over Superbowl Weekend. I am spending a lot of time in North America this year mostly because of my ‘Tiësto In Concert’ residency in Las Vegas at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – which, between you and me, is something else. I just announced my US and Canada tour but don’t worry, I will be hitting Europe and other locations in the summer.
Two weeks ago I played Las Vegas and wow, what a crowd. It was insane really, feeling the energy and positive vibes from the audience. Together we blew the roof off! The following Monday I was back in the Las Vegas studio, adding the finishing touches to my track with Steve Forte Rio and my new ‘Club LIfe – Volume One Las Vegas’ mix album. To hear more about this and my other productions check out my Beatport account where you can stay up to date with me by subscribing to all my latest releases. I think it’s a pretty cool function!
I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you all (again!) for your support my Diplo collab ‘C’mon (Catch ‘Em By Surprise)’ featuring Busta Rhymes. Other great news is that Hardwell and I made it all the way to number 1 on Beatport with ‘Zero76?. By the way, 076 is the postcode for Breda where Hardwell and I grew up – there’s some trivia for you! I’m humbled every time my work hits the top spots – I could never achieve that without your continued support and enthusiasm!
Which reminds me, I’m always amazed by the cool T-shirt designs that I’ve seen through the years, made by you guys. So that’s why me and my team ran a competition for the favorite fan-made Tiësto t-shirt design. And guess what? The winning design will be made into an official Tiësto t-shirt with the winner receiving $500 USD cash. We received thousands of entries and announced the winner on Feb 25th.
Plus, as en extra treat, with my facebook page about to hit 7 million fans, I’ve put together a free track called ‘Young Lions’ that I will give away fro free once we hit the big number. Thanks to everyone for all their support!
Right, early dinner awaits. Looking forward to some local food options! Please feel free to share your productions with me, I always find time to discover new talent, who knows, perhaps you could be the next signing to my Musical Freedom record label. Email my team at firstname.lastname@example.org.”